March 21, 2008

Sock progress

Posted in Knitting at 1:51 pm by dianelaces

I have done nothing else this week except knit on these socks.  No working on my lace, no reading, no other knitting…just cables on socks.  They are going surprisingly quickly; below is the progress I’ve made after approximately 12 hours of knitting.

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March 15, 2008

Cabled socks started

Posted in Knitting at 12:18 pm by dianelaces

I have just begun knitting the socks that were donated to the Museum’s Labor of Love event.  The winner chose to have me duplicate a pair of knee-high cabled socks that he wears with his Norwegian costume.  The pattern is fairly simple, and the yarn feels lovely and soft.  These socks won’t be a hot as the ones he has now.

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March 2, 2008

Ian’s socks finished and a cozy for my Zune

Posted in Knitting tagged , , , at 8:00 am by dianelaces

Finished Ian’s socks on Sunday night and he wore them to school on Monday.  The next pair of socks I work on will be recreating a knee-high cabled sock that a gentleman wears with his Norwegian costume.  I’m looking forward to starting that project as soon as the yarn arrives from Knit Picks.

Here is Ian modeling his socks.

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I received a Zune mp3 player for Christmas that I absolutely love and never leave home without it.  I’m addicted to podcasts and I think the Zune manages them better than any other mp3 player.  Because I’m scared of scratching it and banging it around, I decided to knit a felted cozy for it that I can hang around my neck.  The pattern came from Knit Picks and I had to downsize it quite a bit because the ipod it was designed for is larger than my Zune.  It works well, but it’s not the ideal solution for me.  I’m glad I finished it, even though my sister rolled her eyes when she saw it 😉

This is the case before I cut the openings.

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After cutting.  The zune screen goes so close to the edge of the device that it leaves very little left.  I also oriented the zune upside down so I can just flip it up and look at it.  And the headphone cable comes out of the bottom of the device.

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